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A garda stands at road block to the crime scene where the body parts were found. Eamonn Farrell via Rolling News
Wicklow Mountains

Man in his 40s arrested in connection with the Patricia O'Connor murder investigation

The 61-year-old grandmother’s remains were found scattered across the Wicklow Mountains in June.

ANOTHER ARREST HAS been made by gardaí investigating the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

The 61-year-old’s remains were discovered scattered in a 30km area across the Wicklow Mountains in June this year.

This morning, a man in his 40s was arrested in the Dublin area.

He is currently detained at Bray Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

On 2 September, investigating gardaí made three other arrests in relation to this case: a 73-year-old man in Co Meath and two women aged 19 and 38 in Dublin.

Days after the body was discovered, gardaí charged a 32-year-old man with the murder of the woman. The man, who’s the son-in-law of Patricia O’Connor, told the court that “it was self-defence“.

Kieran Green, with an address at Mountain View Park in Rathfarnham, Dublin, remains in custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing.

Read: Three more arrests in Patricia O’Connor murder investigation

More: Four finds of remains at three separate sites in Wicklow Mountains believed to be of the same person

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